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jimmac1502

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  • Ford Model
    fiesta zetec 1lt ecoboost
  • Ford Year
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lanarkshire
  1. Dog days, I had that noise till engine heated up also, and I only travelled 2-3 miles one way to work, so mines never got warmed up properly, the noise I was referring to was serious knocking as if someone is was banging the side of a bass drum with a spanner, and now I changed my fiesta to the 1.25 4 cylinder Zeneca from the ecoboost, the valve gear noise is nowhere to be heard, in fact whilst mines was getting some accident damage fixed, I had a 1 ltr ecoboost to drive around in, and god I didn't realise how clattering noisy that engine is, and as I also drive electric car even the 1.25 is loud too lol
  2. Looking to get a front and rear dash cam for my fiesta, but require it to be powered from a constant live feed, whilst car is parked in works car park, but in such a way that it can be easily moved onto replacement car, which will be in 28 months or less, anyone have any ideas
  3. Rhiannon, and everyone else, eventually got the bottom of this, but changed the car due to hassle with dealership not taking ownership, it turns out noise is due to characteristics of the 3 cylinder engine, which when cold vibrates more when idling than when heated up. This in turn caused the coolant reservoir to vibrate against the bulkhead of the car, only found this out after going to another ford garage to let their tech guys check it out, and only after short test run when cold, and mechanic touching components in the engine bay, and touching coolent reservoir. So the fix for this was to resecure/readjust the coolant reservoir bracket and pack high density foam between coolant reservoir and bulkhead to stop any vibrations and rattles. Hope this helps any one else with similar problems
  4. Looking for anyone with similar experiences with their Ford Fiesta Zetec 1lt ecoboost, Upon starting after 30 seconds I experience a knocking noise from engine, once car has warmed up noise goes away, knocking noise is as loud as a cold diesel engining starting and is very noticeable when engine is idling, but goes when engine is rev'd up or driving but comes back when stopped at lights. Been into dealer twice this week, first time the moved gear linkage cables, and it was gone, drove to shops and when came out it was back, so took it straight back to dealer, who went out on test drive to hear noise again, this ime he got me to pull over at side of road, lifted bonnet, but noise was only audible inside car , till he braced engine with his hands and noise stopped as engine vibration was reduced, and whilst touching air box on left, it stopped totally, all was fine to next day and noise is back, dropped car off last night, and when collected it today, they are trying to fob it off as an engine note noise and a chararistic of that engine, which I know as a croc of sh*t, and got the impression they haven't a clue, so fobbing me off, phoning ford tomorrow, but wanted to check if anyone had has similar probs, oh and engine only done 4900 miles in 22 months, any help or advice appreciated cheers jim
  5. Looking for anyone with similar experiences with their Ford Fiesta Zetec 1lt ecoboost, Upon starting after 30 seconds I experience a knocking noise from engine, once car has warmed up noise goes away, knocking noise is as loud as a cold diesel engining starting and is very noticeable when engine is idling, but goes when engine is rev'd up or driving but comes back when stopped at lights. Been into dealer twice this week, first time the moved gear linkage cables, and it was gone, drove to shops and when came out it was back, so took it straight back to dealer, who went out on test drive to hear noise again, this ime he got me to pull over at side of road, lifted bonnet, but noise was only audible inside car , till he braced engine with his hands and noise stopped as engine vibration was reduced, and whilst touching air box on left, it stopped totally, all was fine to next day and noise is back, dropped car off last night, and when collected it today, they are trying to fob it off as an engine note noise and a chararistic of that engine, which I know as a croc of sh*t, and got the impression they haven't a clue, so fobbing me off, phoning ford tomorrow, but wanted to check if anyone had has similar probs, oh and engine only done 4900 miles in 22 months, any help or advice appreciated cheers jim
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